Arab Lit in Summer Issues

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“The Fountain,” by Syrian poet Aïcha Arnaout, trans. Cécile Oumhani

“The Trial,” by Syrian poet Saniyya Salih, trans. Gaelle Raphael

“The Mothers” and “Path of Light,” by Tunisian poet Amina Said, trans. Marilyn Hacker

“I Call You Tunisia,” by Tunisian poet Tahar Bekri, trans. Marilyn Hacker

“O My Libya,” by Laila Neihoum, trans. Michael Beard and Adnan Haydar

“To Imru’ al-Qays on his Way to the Inferno” by Iraqi poet Sargon Boulus, trans. Suneela Mubayi

“A Special Interview with Noah’s Son,” by Egyptian poet Amal Dunqul, trans. Gaelle Raphael

“Concerto for Jerusalem,” by Syrian poet Adonis, trans. Khaled Mattawa

“The Oranges,” by Rabee Shrair, trans. Ghazi Gheblawi

Short Fiction

“The Guest,” by Egyptian novelist Miral al-Tahawy, trans. Samah Selim

Two Stories by Iraqi author Luay Hamza Abbas, trans. Yasmeen Hanoosh

“Only in New York, by Swedish-Tunisian author Jonas Hassen Khemiri, trans.
Rachel Willson-Broyles

“Is This How Women Grow Up?” by Algerian novelist Leila Marouane, trans. Alison Anderson

Jordanian author Elias Farkouh’s “Dolls and Angels,” trans. William Maynard Hutchins

Novel Excerpts

Iraqi author Ali Badr’s The Tobacco Keeper, trans. Amira Nowaira. The whole book is forthcoming September 2011 from Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing.

Iraqi author Fadhil al-Azzawi’s The Founding Fathers, trans. William Maynard Hutchins.

Syrian author Manhal Alsarraj’s novel As the River Must, trans. Ghenwa Hayek.

Sudanese author Amir Tag al-Sir’s The Grub Hunter, which was shortlisted for the 2011 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Translated by William Maynard Hutchins.

From Yemeni author Wajdi al-Ahdal’s Donkey in the Choir, trans. William Maynard Hutchins

From Rampaging Geese, by Syrian author Salim Barakat, trans. Thomas Aplin


Algerian poet and playwright Mohamed Kacimi’s “Holy Land,” trans. Chantal Bilodeau.


“Ambiguity,” by Syrian poet Adonis, trans. Elliott Colla


Chris Stone interviewed Egyptian writer Mohamed Salah al-Azab

Cécile Oumhani interviews Syrian poet and novelist Aïcha Arnaout.

New Blogs

Egyptian poet Iman Mersal started a blog this summer.

What am I missing?

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for bringing to light all of these wonderful writers

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